WHAT ISCHIA OFFERS
Ischia is much more than a holiday resort. The sea, the spas, the beaches represent the main tourist resource of the territory but there really are many things to do and see. Just think that the island was the first colony of the Magna Grecia, the first outpost chosen by the Greeks in the western Mediterranean. That is why, along with the Aragonese Castle, the Soccorso and all the other picturesque spots on the island, it is also important to visit the Archeological Museum of Villa Arbusto in LaccoArmeno.
Without doubt the most famous symbol of the island of Ischia is the Aragonese Castle, situated at the end of the quaint town of Ischia Ponte and joined to the mainland by a stone causeway built by Alfonse V of Aragona.
Besides the Aragonese Castle, the church of the Soccorso is the other undisputed icon of the island of Ischia. It is in Forio, on a steep cliff overlooking the sea and a step away from the historical centre. It is a Mediterranean church,with very simple, clean-cut lines and yet its backdrop is surely unique in the world.
We advise going up Mount Epomeo, 789 metres above sea level; it is an experience that you can easily have all year round. We furthermore advise you to visit the town of Sant’Angelo which you can also admire as the main part of thepanorama seen from the Villa.